Wordless Wednesday

April Fools!

This post is chockfull of words.

First I have some definitions to share.


| ˈkadərˌwôl | verb [no object] (often as noun caterwauling) (of a cat) make a shrill howling or wailing noise: the caterwauling of a pair of bobcats | (as adjective caterwauling) figurative: a caterwauling guitar. noun a shrill howling or wailing noise. ORIGIN late Middle English: from cat1 + imitative waul.


 | kəˈkäfənē | noun (plural cacophonies) a harsh discordant mixture of sounds: a cacophony of deafening alarm bells | figurative : a cacophony of architectural styles | songs of unrelieved cacophony. ORIGIN mid 17th century: from French cacophonie, from Greek kakophōnia, from kakophōnos ill-sounding, from kakos bad + phōnē sound.


|ˈmistē mā fənē | noun – a full-throated, deafening wail interspersed with warbling and howling: the sound a cat makes in the car when being taken to the vet. This sound is mind-numbing and worse than fingernails on a chalkboard or whatever noise makes your skin crawl. This sound is comparable to a sustained song from a deaf, out-of-tune opera singer whose tremulous voice can reach the last row of the second balcony without a microphone. ORIGIN: 21st century: from English (American).



Unfortunately, since losing her hearing,  itty-bitty Misty May makes this sound all the time.  It is particularly discordant and the most unpleasant at mealtime. If Misty May could hear herself, she would put her paws in her ears, cover those with earmuffs and a ski hat. And for good measure add some noise-canceling earphones.

With a stay-at-home order from Virginia governor, Ralph Northam, until June 30, I suspect Dad Tom and I will need to begin wearing those noise-canceling earphones.

Though this post is meant to give you a chuckle, it is not an exaggeration nor an April Fools Day joke. The April Fools refers to Misty May entering the Wordless Wednesday blog hop at Comedy Plus; though, I have bombarded you with more than 300 words. If you’d like join, click on the badge below.